Buying Tips for Grapefruit – Sour or Sweet?

Plenty of people are fans of the typically sour grapefruit but, for those who want more of a sweet/sour taste, there are varieties that are worth trying. For those who pucker up their mouths when they hear the word grapefruit, keep in mind they have probably eaten an extremely sour and thick-skinned fruit! One thing is true about any variety you choose, and that’s picking a grapefruit that is ripe, juicy and delicious, can be a little tricky! Well, we’ve got a few tricks of our own to be sure you choose a grapefruit that is perfect for your taste.

Buying Tips for Quality Grapefruit

At the Market:
• A heavy grapefruit is likely to have a thin skin and lots of juice.
• Avoid very light-weight fruit, because the flesh is probably shriveled and flavorless.
• Avoid any sign of shrivel or soft peel as the fruit is likely to be quite old
• Most grapefruit are sprayed with a natural wax so will have a shine, but organic grapefruit is not waxed and looks dull.
• Tropical grapefruit may be covered with tiny black specks that don’t affect the taste, so don’t let them put you off.
• Most skin blemishes will not affect the internal quality
• Avoid signs of mold or rind breakdown, especially around the stem area.

At Home:
• Grapefruit can be kept in your fruit bowl for more than a week without wilting. If kept too long, they will soften and shrink, impairing the flavor.
• Keep in a refrigerator, if you really want to keep them edible a long time, but some fridges are a little too cold and some flavor impairment may occur. Take the fruit out an hour before eating to

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